Born in 1923, Abdel Rahman El Nachar obtained his PHD in Art (Painting), from the Faculty of Arts at Helwan University in 1978. El Nachar was awarded the First Class Decoration of Arts from the State for his distinguished achievement in Painting in 1980, the first prize in painting at the Cairo Salon in 1986, and later, the First prize of the 4th Biennale in 1992. Most of his work is now exhibited in El Nachar/Al Sageny Museum, located on the Alexandria-Cairo Desert Road.
In the early stages of his artistic career, El Nachar depicted themes that adhered to reality of everyday life through a combination of both expressionism and surrealism. It was later that his approach has changed, moving towards Abstract Art. During the last 10 years of his artistic life, before his demise in 1999, El Nachar ventured into the realm of Islamic Art, a primary medium of geometric abstraction.
Installation Axis Group, AsillaMorocco.
Second Biennial, Havana – Cuba.
1986Venice Biennial 43 Th.
4thCairo Biennial – First Prize Painting.
Group Monumental Mural – Center for International Fairs-Cairo.
Group show 22ndSoePoulo.
El-NacharParticipated in Numerous Exhibitions in Egypt & abroad. He was awarded the
First Prize in painting by Cairo Salon in 1986. He was awarded the honorary
prize and the First Class Decoration of Arts from the State for his
distinguished achievement in Painting 1980. & The
First Prize of Painting in Cairo 4th Biennial 1992. His works is
represented in museum collection in Cairo, Alex. ,Budapest and in other Numerous private
collection in some European and American states.
And about the museum In the 60 ’s of the 20th
century, the damage of his first and primer artwork has struck Abd El Rahman El-Nachar as a novice artist, leaving behind a sorrow that has
long settled in his mind. This memory has been further emphasized by the loss
of several works of a number of Egyptian intellect artists, some of which have
acutely marked on the contemporary artistic movement in Egypt.
Accordingly, devoted Nachar, the professor and
the artist anticipated the danger of missing the link, of creative
thoughts/principles between generations. Such an aspect has shaped a threat of
losing the revolutionary pioneering attempts of the time. Just then, a dream of
a private collection reservoir his evolved in Nachar
mind, a place where he ensures a permanent exhibition of his works for the
public as well as for budding artists.
Years and years, works and creations, with the dream
never departing.Obstacles and constraints, challenges and sacrifices, then a
leave. If El-Nachar has passed away before
seeing his own dream comes true, it is for his devoted wife, Zeinab El-Seginy and their
committed daughter, Eman, who have together
materialized the wish into reality. May AbdelRahman El-Nachar now rest in
peace in his eternal sleep…